News >

NEWS RELEASE

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Programming teams place 1-2 at regional contest

Baldwin City, Kan. — Two teams of Baker University students placed first and second at the North Central North American Regional site on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Emporia, part of the 36th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.Baker-0979

Daniel Davis, De Soto, Brant Elliott, Baldwin City, and Josh Paquette, Lawrence, placed first. Eric Loux, Lawrence, Marshall Sumwalt, Mequon, Wis., and Dustin Turner, Overbrook, finished second. Both teams solved three problems, becoming the highest finishers from Baker’s computer science program in the history of the event.

Teams of three students were required to apply their programming skills and maintain their mental endurance to solve complex, real-world problems under a five-hour deadline. IBM sponsored the event.

###

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.